After purchasing our new brewing system from PBS, we soon decided that the carport was no longer a suitable location for brewing. Something else was needed, especially after one particularly exasperating brewing session where a storm blew out the burners and forced a pause for over an hour during the boil.
Note that there is no wall behind the head brewer. This was an open-air process that occasionally got rained out, froze out, or, because of our location in south Alabama, called because of heat.
It was decided that walls were needed so that brewing could be accomplished in adverse weather conditions. Below are photo's of the walls as the contractor left them.
Note the shop lights on the ceiling and the bare concrete floor. The first brewing attempt under these conditions left a lot to be desired. The heat from the burners and decor were unbearable. Something had to be done again.
In order to address the problem of heat, a 600 cubic foot/min exhaust fan was installed over the brewing area of the pub. Note the pub green hood over the top of the brewing area. In order to address the decor problem the walls are now painted green with a red trim and the floor is ceramic tile.
Things are looking up, but only the "brew" part of the brewpub is completed. Continue on to see the pub's decor and the bar.
Here are some photos of the bar while it was under construction. The bar is composed of cherry plywood and cherry plank for trim. The finish is natural to show the beauty of the wood.
The Brewpub decor is designed around our PBS brewing system and keg dispensing system. The photo below, shows the bar and the brewing area.
Here is our keg dispensing system located behind the bar. Note the 3 taps in the refrigerator and the neat arrangement of 3 kegs for dispensing.
This is a view of the brewpub from the brewing area. Step to this end of the room for all your entertainment needs while sipping a pint of the suds.